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Rep. Ferraro Votes to Protect Children from Harmful Online Activity

Posted on April 29, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Charles Ferraro (R-117) supported bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting children from harmful online activity. The bill, H.B. 5468 – An Act Establishing the Crime of Harmful Communication with a Minor, was approved unanimously by the House of Representatives on Thursday evening.

This bill expands the scope of what contact is considered harmful to minors and enhances the potential for disciplining bad actors. Additionally, law enforcement will be equipped to detect and prevent

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Milford Legislators Help Pass Juvenile Justice Bill, With More Work to be Done

Posted on April 29, 2022


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HARTFORD—In a year-long Republican-driven effort, state Reps. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) on Thursday supported compromise legislation aimed at curbing Connecticut’s juvenile crime crisis, laying a foundation for more work on improving public safety in communities where residents say they’ve felt threatened by a shocking escalation in the seriousness of crimes committed by young people.

“This legislation is a good first step in curbing our juvenile crime crisis, but it is not

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Rep. Ferraro Supports Children’s Mental Health Legislation

Posted on April 28, 2022


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HARTFORD – During the House Session on Wednesday, April 27th, State Representative Charles Ferraro (R-117) advocated for the passage of HB 5001 “An Act Concerning Children’s Mental Health.” The legislation seeks to address both the immediate and long-term needs of the state’s mental health systems.

Rates of depression, suicide, substance abuse and suicide increased significantly in recent years exposing the shortfalls with the state’s current mental and behavioral health infrastructure. Emergency

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